# Tag: squares

## Squares, Triangles, and Van-Aubel’s Theorem

Problem In the figure, H is the midpoint of side BC of ΔABC. The points I and J are the intersection of the diagonals of square ABDE and square ACGF respectively, that is they are the centers of the square. Prove that IH and HJ are congruent and that angle IHJ is a right angle.

## Sum of Consecutive Numbers

Problem 1 Can you work out the answer to this number pattern and explain why you think you have the correct answer? You probably observed that the sum is the square of the middle number. Can you work out why? Why do you have a square number for the sum? Solution 1 Solution 2 Solution

## How many squares do you see?

If you enjoyed the Facebook math problem about PEMDAS, I’m sure you will love this second math problem about counting squares which I also got from Facebook. Problem How many squares do you see? Answers given in Facebook include 24, 25, 26, 27, 38, 34, 36, 40, 42. Solution Here’s how you can systematically count the